Great River Gravel Ride 2018

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by craig6785, Mar 19, 2018.

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Date options hoping for better weather.

Poll closed May 3, 2018.
  1. June 15 to 17

    25.0%
  2. June 22 to 24

    65.0%
  3. Doesn't matter I am going whenever it is.

    10.0%
  1. jofodder

    jofodder n00b

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    Almost home in the old XT, had a great time and racked up another 210 miles going down the TWAT and navigating side roads back to Madison. Lots of deer, rabbits and later possums. Surprised this bikes 6 volt light was much brighter than my Suzuki's, thankfully. Thanks for putting this together and see you next year or before.
  2. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    ^ thanks for suggesting the c90 adventures channel on YouTube, great stuff.
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  3. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    Footage of Joe leaving the rally
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  4. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for donating the coffee.
  5. jofodder

    jofodder n00b

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    On the way home I kept looking for the button that switches it into a two stroke as I remembered the movie sound effects. Did pass three slow moving UTV's that wouldn't move over on Good Nuff Rd on the TWAT so it felt like a Chase.
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  6. jofodder

    jofodder n00b

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    Not really an accurate picture, but it shows how bright a 6 volt build can be. And possibly how sexy my bike makes me.
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  7. bvanderah

    bvanderah Ride More! See More!

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    What a great weekend. It was so awesome to get to meet all of you guys and to get a chance to do some riding! I'll certainly try to do GRGR2019. Thank you Dave and Marshall for the great ride on Saturday and SUPER THANKS to Craig and Sally for being awesome hosts. "When in doubt, throttle out!" I am going to make a sticker of that and stick it to my windshield.
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  8. sac1

    sac1 Adventurer

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    C.John, did you happen to meet a long beard Harley rider looking at your KLR this weekend?
  9. C.John

    C.John Epic Ride Report Wannabe

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    Yes sir, was good talking to you and your better half.
  10. sac1

    sac1 Adventurer

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    Yes it was good talking to you. After we talked to you I was wishing I was on my KLR taking the gravel roads in that area.

    Scott
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  11. FrumTarn

    FrumTarn Transplanted

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    C8D043DB-26FC-4658-AD16-7374B83E05AC.jpeg 1AB9D6FD-214B-48A2-96A5-1DE3FBA89BA4.jpeg 22AEA418-474B-494F-A730-D9A45337715D.jpeg Our groups ferry crossing and the morning after
  12. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    Nice to put at least a couple new names n faces together. Heading to Phelps, WI Saturday morning made for a 7 hour ride, but mixed in some pretty awesome WI roads, including Mindoro Cut.

    Excellent breakfast, thanks for that!
    Hopefully I can get back there next year for the weekend and spend more time there than traveling there n back :lol3
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  13. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 blah blah

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    hum dates for 2019 or new campground thoughts craig
  14. rizzo27

    rizzo27 Cheers!!! Supporter

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    But, no drunkle?
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  15. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    No drunkle?

    Out!
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  16. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    I'm more curious to see that new wing sideways in the gravel.
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  17. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    I saw it sideways in the wet a week or three ago . . .
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  18. rizzo27

    rizzo27 Cheers!!! Supporter

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    :rofl
    That was my Vstrom 1000 at the slimey crud run. Sold that and bought the new wing last Saturday! Now if shinko will make an 805 that's a foot wide I'm set for the gravel ride!
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  19. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    All those shiney bikes look alike, right?
  20. rizzo27

    rizzo27 Cheers!!! Supporter

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    There were some cool scooters there. I wish it hadn't been raining so I could have seen more of them.
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